Music videos are about to become a whole lot classier as an upcoming exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York explores the history of the medium, catapulting MTV's brainchild into the world of art.
"Spectacle: The Music Video" will explore the music video as an art form from the early days of Madonna and Bowie to the current titans of the form including Kanye West and Bjork.
The exhibition will contain over 300 videos, artifacts, and interactive installations from the music video's brief yet epic past, including gems like The Residents' giant eyeball and top hat and animated drawings from A-Ha's "Take On Me." The exhibition will also track the origins of the form, starting in the 1920s.
The unconventional show, curated by Jonathan Wells and Meg Grey Wells, will run from April 3 until June 16 at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, New York.
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